Just another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.
The U.S. chief technology officer and former vice president of Google[x] believes the key to innovation is early STEM education.
A combination of recent federal policies and emerging technologies have the potential to significantly curb agencies’ energy spending.
A new list of “RedRAMP Ready Systems” is meant to make it easier for agencies to comply with security controls.
The administration argues that encryption is making it difficult for police to catch dangerous criminals.
The earliest human trials—that is, initial safety studies in small numbers of volunteers—are underway.
U.S. military plans to lease a 622 megabit terrestrial circuit from Europe to Liberia.
Newly released documents from the British government reveal a lack of judicial oversight for how it sifts through communications data collected by the NSA and other foreign governments.
The FBI's Secret House Meeting to Get Access to Your iPhone
The administration argues that encryption is making it difficult for police to ...
When Government is the Hacker, How Do You Protect Yourself?
FBI malware and mass government surveillance breach U.S. citizens’ privacy, tech ...
Data-Driven Disaster Management
The Ebola outbreak has shone a spotlight on how open data can be used in the aftermath of disaster.
Big Data Might Have Stopped Ebola in Its Tracks
Computational epidemiologists were among the those who foresaw the crisis to come.
Congress Wants to Probe the Internet of Things. Here’s What It Should Focus On
A bipartisan contingent of senators have requested a “general ...
Can the U.S. Government Get Its DATA Act Together?
The full promise of the DATA Act won’t be realized anytime soon. But that’s not ...
Where in the World Does the Internet ‘Sleep?’
A peek at the global rhythm of Internet usage.
Facebook Scolds Federal Authorities Over Fake Account
The social network accused DEA of threatening "the integrity of our community" by ...
What ‘America’s Data Agency’ Should Be Doing With Its Data
Lessons from an open data roundtable at the Commerce Department.
Lawmakers Skeptical of FBI’s Push for Encryption Back Doors
The bureau’s director is arguing that legislation is needed to catch criminals ...